Monday April 27th, 2015
Monday April 27th, 2015
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FAYOSE: Fuelling unending crises in Ekiti?

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FAYOSE-toon

Since his assumption into office in June 2014, Governor Ayodele Peter Fayose and the lawmakers elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have been locked in a battle of wits.

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How PDP can survive the harsh life of opposition — Mamora

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Senator Olorunimbe Mamora

ERstwhile speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, former deputy minority leader of the Senate, Senator Olorunimbe Mamora was the deputy director general of the successful All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential Campaign Organisation. In this interview, Senator Mamora bares his mind on the person of the president-elect, the challenges of the campaign and developments emanating from the victory of the APC among other issues

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2015: The end of the matter in Delta, Imo and Abia

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Alhassan

THe last word for now in the 2015 general elections came to an end yesterday after the results in three governorship contests and a major Senate contest were released. There were no surprises in the trend in the three governorship contests in Imo, Abia and Taraba as the leaders proceeded to an end with no jolt.

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OPC Crisis: Why Gani Adams must go —Akinpelu

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Gani Adams

Adesina Akinpelu, the embattled National Publicity Secretary of the Oodua Peoples Congress is entangled in a web of crisis with Otunba Gani Adams. To him, Adams has had enough in OPC since 1994 and it is time for him to take his leave. He and other members of his faction will stop at nothing to get him removed. But, how do you remove an ‘Iroko tree’ without the ground shaking? In this interview, he highlights some of the ‘sins’ which Gani Adams was alleged to have committed. Enjoy him…..

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Ambassadors rush to meet Buhari as inaugural day nears

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Gradually, things changed for General Muhammadu Buhari for good. He is no more the ordinary Nigerian of yesterday. He is now the president-elect.

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Jonathan’s defeat, Okunbor’s rejig jolt Edo PDP

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Capt-Okunbor

The defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan has changed the politics of Edo State and the question in the minds of many is how the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state will be able to muster that formidable opposition to the Governor Adams Oshiomhol- led APC now that the PDP has been kicked out of power at the center.

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Mimiko, Olanusi and the ‘failed coup’

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Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko

It was a coup that failed. At least that is what analysts of the political situation in Ondo State believe.

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Why Udom Emmanuel won a landslide victory in Akwa Ibom – Ekerete Udoh

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Udom and Umana

Since 2006, I have been actively involved with American politics and can safely without sounding immodest state that I understand deeply the dynamics, issues and currents that illuminate the political/electoral process in the United States. In November of that year, 2006, I had exercised my first civic responsibility as a newly minted American citizen when I voted in the governorship/Congressional elections that took place that year.

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After June 12, this was the best election Nigeria ever had – General Shagaya

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Senator-John-Nanzip-Shagaya

General John Nanzip Shagaya, the Plateau Southern Senatorial Zone candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC, in the March 28 National Assembly election, has vowed to contest the result in tribunal to reclaim the mandate he believes he rightly won.

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2015 elections the worst in Nigeria’s history —Bishop Ighele

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Bishop Charles Ighele

Bishop Charles Ighele is the General Superintendent of Holy Spirit Mission Church, the Happy Family Chapel, with over 60 branches, outreaches and neighbourhood assemblies. He took over the headship of the church from the founder, the late Bishop Michael Marioghae, on January 19, 1997.

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Exclusive: How Buhari saved Obasanjo’s in-law

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Buhari and Obasanjo

President-elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), demonstrated he did not want the past to haunt him, according to veteran politician, Mr. Kenny Martins. In the run up to the just concluded elections, some actions of Buhari as head of state between 1983 and 1985 were cited as reason he cannot be a democrat. But to drive home the point that Buhari does not dwell on the past, Martins, in this interview, narrates the story of the president-elect’s reconciliation with the late Major General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua during the Abacha regime after they had both been estranged following Buhari’s claim that Yar’Adua played a role in ousting him as head of state in 1985. Martins’ words: “He (Buhari) did not want the past to haunt him”. You will read this part of the interview next week. But the politician, who is an in-law to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, also speaks on how Buhari saved him from a plot to assassinate him during the Abacha era and how the president-elect ran the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF).

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Zoning of speakership: APC leaders’ stalemate dangerous – Kwankwaso

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*Kwankwaso

Outgoing Kano State Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, now senator-elect, is, perhaps, one of the few governors who have built a solid political structure to outlast him. In a rare display of political sagacity, he has handed over the reins of power to his deputy in election that saw Kano deliver the highest votes to the APC thereby helping to change the political configuration in Nigeria.

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Abia: Finding a common ground in today’s supplementary polls 

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Jonathan and Theodore Orji

By Levinus Nwabughiogu Left to either of them, today’s polls are inconsequential. They both won the first election on April 11. And today’s supplementary election makes no sense to them. This was the position of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP and the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, at the last count. But because, the

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The die is cast in Imo

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Ihedioha  and Okorocha

“Inconclusive result”, is not a new phrase in Imo political phraseology having first reared it’s head in 2011, when the incumbent governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, wrestled the governorship seat away from Chief Ikedi Ohakim. Not minding that Ohakim had some comfortable lead, Okorocha eventually was returned as governor after that round of supplementary election.

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2015 polls: Unending controversy in Akwa Ibom

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THE heat generated by the elections in Akwa Ibom State is gradually cooling off. A host of non indigenes, who out of fear, travelled out with their families have returned to resume their normal businesses in the state.

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Akwa Ibom Polls: It was state terrorism in action

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Umana Umana

The reports we received from Lagos and other states in the South West, in the North, those reports were encouraging. We could say that elections were properly conducted, it was peaceful, nobody was molested and harassed. Voting was properly done, results announced at the polling units as provided for in the guidelines. In some other parts of the country, the election went very well and I am not surprised. I must say that in my own state, unfortunately, it has been a different story.

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Landmines await Ugwuanyi in Enugu

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Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

As the clock chimes towards the May 29 handover date, those calling the shots in Enugu appear to be laying landmines for the incoming government of Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

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Senate President: The contentions and candidates

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The Senate

IT was in May 2003 and members of the House of Representatives who won re-election in the National Assembly elections that took place the month before, were seeking ways and manners to project themselves as older legislators at the commencement of the new legislative term

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Akwa Ibom: Why you shouldn’t believe all the lies — Aniekan Umana

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Aniekan Umanah

Mr. Aniekan Umana, the commissioner for information in Akwa Ibom State in this session with newsmen responds to issues arising from the conduct and outcome of the recent governorship election in Akwa Ibom

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Our plans for Ndigbo, others in Lagos APC — Segun Idris

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Segun-Idris

Hon. Olusegun Abubakar Idris is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC and the administrative secretary of the party in the Lagos West Senatorial District.

In this interview, he spoke on issues arising from the recent elections in the state and the party’s plans to sustain its dominance

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Nigeria is structurally defective — Chukwudum

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Euriel-Chukwudum

Generally, instability in any society has always been very dangerous to the economy and to the peace and stability of the society. Nigeria will not be an exception. In as much as I am saying that instability in Nigerian politics, viz-a-viz the government/politicians not doing what they are supposed to do and not taking care of the people they are serving, we will give kudos to government to a certain degree because the problem of the country is perennial.

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May 29 handover: Buhari supporters invade Abuja

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Buhari

AHEAD of the May 29, 2015 inauguration of President-elect, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), his supporters have taken over the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Now, Buhari’s change slogan, Sai Baba, Sai Buhari, has been adopted as a way of greeting by residents.

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With the people behind me I will win — Ikpeazu

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Okezie Ikpeazu

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu in Abia State in this interview gives his narration of the recent governorship election in Abia State and plans by his rival to shortchange him

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Election was a rigging competition between PDP and APGA — Nyerere, APC candidate

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Nyerere Anyim

Dr. Ayim Nyerere, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the Abia State governorship election in this interview dismissed the Abia State governorship election as a farce and the agitation between the PDP and APGA as what happens when thieves come to share their loot.

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How APC de-robed PDP in Kogi

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BEFORE the 2015 general elections, most people expected the All Progressives Congress (APC) to give the ruling Peoples Democratic (PDP) a good fight. However, only a few expected the APC to win the presidential polls in Kogi, the three senatorial and six of the nine House of Representatives seats

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Jonathan’s defeat is God-sent avenue to recreate PDP — Ndoma-Egba

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*Ndoma Egba

Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, is the outgoing leader of the Senate. In this interview, he reviews the lot that recently befell his party Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the internal schism in the local chapter of the party in his native Cross River State and life after the Senate.

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Changing fortunes in Bayelsa

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President Goodluck Jonathan flanked by Vice President Namadi Sambo and the Bayelsa State PDP Gubernatorial Candidate, Mr. Seriake Henry Dickson (l) while the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan also grabs the hands of the wife of the candidate, Mrs. Seriake Dickson as they danced round the arena during the grand finale of the PDP Governorship Campaign at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

The Peoples Democratic Party PDP has been the dominant party in Bayelsa State since the return of civil rule in 1999. That dominance got to its peak after the election of its most famous son, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as president. Now, the loss of the president in the last presidential election is leading to new permutations in the riverine state

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Taraba Gov: Continuing suspense and intrigues

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Alhassan

The hitches were mostly cases of over voting against the number of accreditation, snatching of Smart Card Readers and other electoral materials among other acts of violence.

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Accept defeat, Uduaghan tells Emerhor

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Uduaghan

WARRI—GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has advised All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the last governorship election in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, to accept defeat and support the governor-elect, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa. While speaking at an interactive session with newsmen in Warri on APC complaints over the outcome of the election, he said: “I know Emerhor as a respectable man.

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Afrinvest gives stock investors management power with mobile app

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There are well over 50 million internet users in Nigeria today. Most incidentally, a great majority of these users do so through their mobile phones. This creates a market opportunity which only the innovative could easily identify.

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Fayose has degraded our values in Ekiti — Sen Ojudu

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*Ojudu

Senator Babafemi Ojudu represents Ekiti Central Senatorial District in the Senate. In this interview, he reviews recent developments in his state and expresses optimism that Ekiti state will rise again

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Buhari shouldn’t ignore confab recommendations — Uranta

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*Tony Uranta

I think it will be proper to begin by congratulating General Buhari for having true persistence and doggedness because I am still astonished at a general of his age repeatedly contesting for that office and not being deterred by the fact that he was losing consistently.

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